We’re hosting a panel for Leeds Digital Festival 2018! We’ll be discussing the effects of isolation on the mental health of freelancers and small business owners and would love for you to join us! The event panel will take place 11:00 – 14:00 Friday 27th April at Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds. Tickets are limited to 100 and subject to availability!
“Isolation is about feeling detached from the outside world. You can be in a big city or in a co-working space and still feel isolated”
~ Matt Essam
Communication is easier than ever thanks to the likes of email and Slack. The ability to reach anyone, anywhere has allowed for and necessitated self-sufficient business. A profound result of this is isolation. This is a topic close to the hearts of all involved parties and on behalf of us all, Round warmly welcomes you to join us in taking an active stand on maintaining our mental wellbeing!
Charlotte, as a student, designer and as an entrepreneur of the anxious variety, founded Motivatee and its aptly-named sister blog, The Anxious Entrepreneur. Courageously open about her experience of anxiety and depression, Charlotte sought to raise awareness, tolerance and funds for the practice of maintaining and managing wellbeing; 40% of Motivatee’s annual net profit is donated to the charity, Leeds Mind.
Charlotte also happens to be heading the marketing campaign and management of events at this year’s Leeds Digital Festival. Filling the shoes of 2017’s fabulous Tim Brazier, Charlotte has taken wonderfully to organising the festival and has been hard at work filling this year’s two-week festival with ground-breaking and valuable digital events!
With her work on Motivatee and LDF2018 in mind, we thought Charlotte would be perfect for a spot on our panel!
Becky Boyd is a bit of a name around town and is well known for her social media consultancy business, The Social Media Geek, and for her work with Google’s Digital Garage Training service, alongside UpSkill Digital. Becky is no stranger to a good panel discussion and/or seminar; we’ve been to listen Becky discuss topics such as women in tech, the tech skills gap and , of course, all things social media!
Paul is editor-in-chief and founder of Leeds Living, one of the most widely respected independent publications, covering all things Leeds. His passion lies in content creation and copywriting which he executes nomadically, giving him a great insight into working in isolation.
Paul works on Leeds Tech alongside some of us at Round, and he played a vital part in founding and launching the platform. He now manages the content strategy for the platform, which is aiming to be an open and thriving online networking community for Leeds’ tech industry and to connect us all more as an industry and as people.
Hannah’s marketing consultancy business, Consume Communications, turned two recently! Happy birthday! Hannah runs Consume Comms, delivering B2B marketing consultancy, from SEO to brand management. She somehow has more of an omnipresence than a presence within Leeds’ digital industries and is a core member of our wonderful little city’s business community.
Hannah also solidly reps Glug Leeds as an event organiser and often a speaker. How Hannah juggles Consume and Glug with the effectiveness she does it with, we’ll never know. All we do know is that with these credentials, Hannah is going to offer unique and valuable insight to our panel discussion.
Hilarious description courtesy of Sean Murricane.
So there it is; an introduction to our panel members. Varied and full of value to add, we cannot wait to welcome them to Belgrave’s stage and open a discussion with them and you about looking after ourselves whilst we work within this taxing but fabulously nurturing and rewarding community!
Hit the button below to reserve your tickets and we’ll see you there!